Australian Civil Liberties group supports child euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Victoria and Queensland are states in Australia. The legalization of euthanasia is being debated throughout Australia. Last year Victoria Australia legalized euthanasia. Similar to Canada, once euthanasia becomes legal people immediately begin to debate the expansion of the law. Felicity Caldwell reported for The …

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Germany’s highest court hears challenge to assisted suicide law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The assisted suicide issue has been debated in Germany for many years. In recent years Swiss assisted suicide groups have been campaigning for assisted suicide not only in Germany but worldwide. Yesterday, Germany’s Constitutional Court, the nation’s highest court, heard a challenge to the 2015 law …

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French doctor who euthanized his patient cannot return to practice

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Nicolas Bonnemaison, a French doctor who was convicted in 2015 in the euthanasia death of a patient and acquitted in the alleged euthanasia deaths of six other patients, cannot be reinstated in his medical practice. According …

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New Zealand native group rallies against euthanasia bill

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. This post combines two items, a story written by Mr. Schadenberg and a press release from the advocacy group “Not Dead Yet.” A rally was held this week at the New Zealand parliament by the Pacific People native group opposing the euthanasia bill. According to a Radio …

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Belgian nurse watched euthanasia turn pain management into a death prescription

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week The Federalist published an article by Lillian Quinones that is about the experience of a Belgian palliative care nurse. Sadly, this is not a new story but a continuing story. In 2014, I republished an article by Claire-Marie Le Huu-Etchecopar, a French nurse who …

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Terrible decision by Ontario court in food and fluids case

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Several weeks ago the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition announced our intention to intervene in the case of Hannah Cement which was being heard by the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board. The Consent and Capacity Board is a judicial body that was established under the Ontario Health Care …

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Canada: Euthanasia deaths increase by more than 50% in 2018

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Data for the Canadian euthanasia/assisted suicide (euphemistically known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) has been missing. I have received multiple inquiries asking how many Canadians have died by MAiD. Now we have some data, but not from the government. On March 15, 2019, Jocelyn Downie, …

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Alberta: 50% increase in Medical Aid in Dying deaths in 2018

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Gillian Slade for the Medicine Hat News reports that the number of euthanasia deaths, referred to as MAiD [Medical Aid in Dying], increased by 50% in Alberta in 2018. Euthanasia was legalized on June 17, 2016 in Canada. The story, based on data …

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Belgium reports 247% increase in “assisted deaths” since 2010

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The latest Belgian euthanasia report, released on February 28, indicates that in 2018 there were 2,357 reported assisted deaths, up from 2,309 in 2017. (To view our analysis of Belgian’s 2017 euthanasia report,” Deaths continue to increase and children are dying by euthanasia,” go here [http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2018/07/belgian-euthanasia-report-more-deaths.html].) …

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Quebec man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife.

He said it was a “mercy killing.” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Michel Cadotte, the Québec man who killed his wife, Jocelyne Lizette (60) by suffocation on February 20, 2017, was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury. Cadotte, claimed that his wife wouldn’t have wanted to live this way. Cadotte …

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Barbara Kay: Canada, euthanasia and the slippery slope.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The National Post recently published an excellent article by columnist Barbara Kay concerning the incremental extensions to euthanasia that are occurring in Canada. Kay refers to the fact that the Supreme Court of Canada’s euthanasia decision was promulgated four years ago with the prediction that there …

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Canada’s Justice Minister says that he will not change the euthanasia law before the October 2019 election

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Canada’s new Justice Minister, David Lametti, who voted against Canada’s euthanasia law because it didn’t go far enough, told Tonda MacCharles from the Toronto Star that he will not push to change the euthanasia law before the next election. According to MacCharles Newly-named Justice Minister David …

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